Use caution on riverfront trails due to localized flooding.  Check individual trail postings and with local trail managers.

Grand Illinois Trail (GIT)
Trail Activity Walking Running Bicycling
City Andalusia (IL), Annawan (IL), Carbon Cliff (IL), Colona (IL), Cordova (IL), East Moline (IL), Geneseo (IL), Hampton (IL), Port Byron (IL), Rapids City (IL), Silvis (IL)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length58.4 miles, One Way

Experience the 500-mile Grand Illinois Trail (GIT), following along the waters of the scenic Mississippi River and historic Hennepin Canal.

Great River Trail (GRT)
Trail Activity Walking Running Bicycling
City Cordova (IL), East Moline (IL), Hampton (IL), Moline (IL), Port Byron (IL), Rapids City (IL), Rock Island (IL)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length34.0 miles, Network

As the Great RiverTrail (GRT) winds through riverfront communities and countryside, trail users will enjoy breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, abundant wildlife, and opportunities for shopping and dining.

Great River Trail (GRT): Cordova/Rock Island-Whiteside County Line Section
Trail Activity Walking Running Bicycling
City Cordova (IL)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length8.3 miles, One Way

The northernmost section of the Great River Trail in the QC Region, extends from the Village of Cordova to the Rock Island-Whiteside County line and offers breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and abundant wildlife. The terrain is flat and surface is asphalt and concrete so trail users can enjoy an easy to moderate experience.

Great River Trail (GRT): East Moline Section
Trail Activity Walking Running Bicycling
City East Moline (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length3.0 miles, One Way

Running parallel to the Mississippi River along the entire length of East Moline’s riverfront, this 3.1 mile section of trail offers sweeping views across the Mississippi to the Iowa shoreline. It is also part of regional and national trail systems, the Great River Trail, the Mississippi River Trail, and the American Discovery Trail. The terrain is flat and surface is concrete and asphalt.

Great River Trail (GRT): Fisherman's Corner/Rapids City Section
Trail Activity Walking Running Bicycling
City Rapids City (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length2.7 miles, One Way

Nature enthusiasts will love this section of the GRT -- Fisherman's Corner offers an excellent view of a small aquatic marsh near Locks and Dam 14, which is home to an array of wildlife species. 

Great River Trail (GRT): Hampton Heritage Park/Illiniwek Forest Preserve Section
Trail Activity Walking Running Bicycling
City Hampton (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length2.2 miles, One Way

This 2.1-mile section of the Great River Trail visits both Heritage Park -- a 34-acre community park on the shores of the Mississippi River -- and Illiniwek Forest Preserve -- a 174-acre park with plentiful opportunities to "get away from it all."

Great River Trail (GRT): Illiniwek Forest Preserve/Fisherman's Corner Section
Trail Activity Walking Running Bicycling
City Hampton (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length0.5 miles, One Way

This 0.5-mile section of the GRT offers multiple areas for nature lovers and casual trail users alike: Fisherman's Corner offers an excellent view of a small aquatic marsh and Illiniwek Forest Preserve is a 174-acre park with plentiful opportunities to "get away from it all."

Great River Trail (GRT): Port Byron/Cordova Section
Trail Activity Walking Running Bicycling
City Cordova (IL), Port Byron (IL)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length5.5 miles, One Way

This section of the Great River Trail links the quaint Villages of Port Byron and Cordova and traverses through sections of unincorporated Rock Island County. The terrain is flat and surface is asphalt and concrete so trail users can enjoy an easy to moderate experience.

Great River Trail (GRT): Rapids City/Port Byron Section
Trail Activity Walking Running Bicycling
City Port Byron (IL), Rapids City (IL)
Difficulty Easy
Length1.9 miles, One Way

Continue upriver on this 1.9-mile section of the Great River Trail, which links the charming Villages of Rapids City and Port Byron. Enjoy beautiful views of the Mississippi River and abundant wildlife on this flat, paved trail.

Great River Trail (GRT): Rock Island Section
Trail Activity Walking Running Bicycling
City Rock Island (IL)
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length5.3 miles, Network

Traversing mainly through natural areas along the river, as well as industrial lands, trail users can experience diverse scenery along the Rock Island Riverfront Trail as it culminates in exciting downtown Rock Island.

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